Any usable parsers for D2 around?

Andrej Mitrovic andrej.mitrovich at
Fri Oct 15 09:03:20 PDT 2010

Thanks guys. I'll have a look at those later.

On 10/15/10, div0 <div0 at> wrote:
> On 14/10/2010 23:47, Andrej Mitrovic wrote:
>> Hey,
>> I've been looking for a D2 parser.. there seems to be a few D1 lexers,
>> parsers, and even some minimal semantic analysis tools but I can't find
>> much of anything for D2. Perhaps Goldie will be D2 compatible some day
>> soon. :)
>> There's a "CodeAnalyzer" lexer/parser with some minimal semantics, but
>> it's D1 only and kind of dead for some years. The Poseidon author added
>> some D2 support for it in his editor, so I have kept an eye on that. But
>> interfacing with D1 code from D2 is kind of complicated, and I need to use
>> it from D2. (I guess I could get away with writing a DLL with a simple
>> interface for D2 or something..).
>> I had a visit on the prowiki site and most of the parser projects there
>> are either D1-only or dead. So is there anything usable for D2?
>> Specifically I need these tools for use with an editor/IDE, which is
>> something I'm working on for fun atm. But working on a parser is probably
>> a ton of work, + the whole thing screams NIH to me. Luckily enough I don't
>> have to reinvent a GUI and an editing control, there's DFL and Scintilla
>> which are pretty awesome for my needs.
>> Maybe I should take a look at how Descent/DDT and VisualD do their
>> parsing.. :)
> If you just need a d2 parser library, then my port of boost::spirit
> might fill you need:
> (I pretty sure the bug that stopped it working got fixed in the last
> release, but I've not tested it yet.)
> Though spirit generates LL parsers which aren't really suited for
> parsing human generated input; as getting accurate error location
> reporting is tricky, but it's handy for small inline parsers and other
> simple grammars.
> If you are after a d2 parser written in d2, then I dunno.
> You could write that using spirit in theory but it would be a job and a
> half.
> --
> My enormous talent is exceeded only by my outrageous laziness.

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